- File Size: 2550 KB
- Print Length: 196 pages
- Publisher: Polyester Press (April 2, 2019)
- Publication Date: April 2, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07MBV3V68
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,101,165 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Bonbons for Your Brain is a book made up of short essays of a few pages long. All have a title and are sorted in categories. I simply started the book at the start and made my way through the stories, often reading a few of the stories at one time. It's one of those books you can easily open up and read for as long as you want, you can read just one story or multiple in a row. It was a very low key way to read knowing there was a an easy point to stop so often.
I like Diane Vallere's writing style. I've read multiple of her books, but this non-fiction read actually makes me think most of her newsletter as it has a bit of the same conversational style. I like reading her newsletters and I also enjoyed reading this book. I liked the funny stories, the relatable everyday struggles and events, the nuggets of wisdom and advice hidden among the pages. Even though at times I had no clue what that brand of dress or shoes she meant or which celebrity she was talking about, that didn't hinder my enjoyment of the stories.
Now that I finished it I wish I would've paid more attention to which stories where my favorites as that would be a fun thing to mention in my review. But at the same time there are quite a lot that I really enjoyed, so it would make for a long list. I like how with the conversational style and humorous tone the book has this light feel, but the author does dwell on some deeper topics as well. Like what you want out of life, following your dreams and setting goals. It was a fun read that made me feel entertained, but at the same time had that undertone of more motivational or inspirational bits as well. It worked quite well here.
I actually have a hard time categorizing or saying who I would recommend this book to. As this book has a bit of everything, the every day conversational tone, as well as motivational or inspiration bits or maybe even some self help pieces in there. There's also a bit about her life and journey as an author. If I had to recommend it I would probably for with: if you like reading books that feel honest and real, with short essays that details real life experiences and funny stories with some good pieces of advice mixed in, I would recommend this one to you.
To summarize: I enjoyed reading this one. It was quite unlike any other non-fiction book I ever read. Written in the author's entertaining writing style it's a collection of short essays that cover a variety of topics, from clothing to celebrities, from funny life stories to nuggets of advice and wisdom to more. I like how it had this light tone with the often fun to read stories, but also had some great nuggets of advice and motivational bits hidden in there. It also gives a bit on insight into the authors personality and I quite like her writing style. If you're looking for en entertaining non-fiction book that's a bit different from most books I would recommend this one.
If you only read one essay in BonBons, make it Waiting to Be Perfect.
It’s Oh, Bird by Bird, the Places You and William Shatner Will Go, Maybe Even Project Runway! These essays are insightful, honest, funny, and so very good. I highly recommend this delightful collection. You’ll be inspired.
Vallere has her book divided up into sections, and each section features several short entries where she tells a story, gives you something to think about, and helps to inspire you to look at things differently. I really enjoyed reading her various adventures and hearing her thoughts on such different topics. Bon Bons for Your Brain was such a great read, and I wholeheartedly recommend checking it out.
Received a copy of Bon Bons for Your Brain from the author in exchange for my honest review.